The world-famous British Museum has a huge collection of fascinating relics. In terms of strangeness though, there are several lesser-known museums out there that may intrigue you – or simply leave you running for the hills.
Gallery of Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy, Paris, France
This offshoot of the National Museum of Natural History houses a staggering collection of skeletons – not only of thousands of different animals, but also humans at different stages of development.
If that doesn’t strike you as strange, how about their macabre statue of an orangutan strangling a woman? Very palaeontological, no doubt.
Vent Haven Museum, Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, USA
Just across the Ohio-Kentucky border from Cincinnati is an astounding collection of retired ventriloquist dummies.
We’re not sure how long you’ll want to spend there though after you anxiously realise almost all of the 750-odd dummies seem to be positioned so that they stare directly at you.
Dalí Theatre and Museum, Figueres, Spain
Let’s end on something a bit more cheery. Salvador Dali was probably the most famous surrealist artist of the 20th century. This museum in his home town in northern Spain offers visitors what is essentially an excursion into the beautiful mind of a well-paid space pilot.
The layout is exquisitely confusing with artworks and installations sometimes only making sense when you squint at them from afar. You’ll also be confronted with a lot of eggs.
(Featured image: 5chw4r7z)Adam Zulawski